A disappointment compared with the other bubblies in this value line. Despite the reserve designation, the wine fails to offer the richness and complexity of its siblings. A beery front end runs into a hollow middle, and there is a hint of sugar at the finish line.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.